Been in Lima (Peru) for a few days now. And I’m still having trouble figuring out how to feel about everything here.It’s all so strange! But in a very familiar way… It’s like deja-vu all over again! (Thank you Babe Ruth for that unforgettable quote)
The people are short (and dark and different), everything is noisy (traffic mostly), the city is huge (and I can’t begin to find my way anywhere), food is strange (but yummy! (hmmmm, ceviche!)), people talk funny (and I find myself talking back in the same way), the sky is constantly overcast (oh, actually, that is exactly the same as in the Netherlands…).
Not that I know what the hell I am doing here to be completely honest. And that is probably where my feelings of strangeness are coming from. Sortof on vacation, but I also have 500+ pages of model documentation to read (to make a flying start when I’m back in August). Thinking about how to settle here, but not really doing much about it just yet (I could go looking for an apartment, but I’m here for only a short while and then gone again for a longer while). Spending time with Vivi, but she actually has to go off to work with some regularity.
So I guess I’m really just taking it one day at a time. Enjoying my time with Vivi, wrestling with some complicated mathematics (and winning!), tramping through the city, thinking about where I want to head with my business. And it’s lovely to be doing exactly those things. Not knowing what the day will bring is scary as hell. But there is a lot of magic in it too!